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What is Shred the Peak?

Peak demand occurs when the highest level of electricity is consumed in our region. Peak electricity is expensive, affecting power supply costs and in turn, all customer bills. RMLD’s Shred the Peak campaign is an effort to collectively reduce RMLD’s electricity use during peak demand to control these costs and keep rates affordable. RMLD issues Shred the Peak alerts to notify customers when a peak is predicted, and asks customers to take simple steps to conserve electricity during the predicted peak window. 

RMLD's system has an annual peak, which typically occurs on a hot weekday afternoon from June to August between the hours of 2pm and 7pm, and a monthly peak.

Here's how you can help Shred the Peak:

#1 - KNOW
when peak demand is predicted
during the predicted peak

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When peak demand is predicted, we’ll email and tweet to notify you 


Peak demand will be predicted multiple times to ensure the actual peak is captured


Turn off lights and electronics when they’re not needed


Postpone using washers, dryers, and dishwashers until after the predicted peak window


In the summer, raise the temperature setting on your air conditioner by a few degrees (from 70 to 74, for example), postpone using pool pumps until after the predicted peak window, and cook dinner on the grill

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